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Robert Hall Weir (October 16, 1947–) is an American guitar player, most recognized as a founding member of the Grateful Dead. He played guitar and sang vocals throughout their entire 30-year career. Weir also took part in a Bay area endeavour in 1975, with friends Matt Kelly and Dave Torbert, called Kingfish. He is renowned for his skill on rhythm guitar and vocals. He is perhaps most recognizable for his lead vocals on the Grateful Dead song "Truckin'," released on the 1970 Grateful Dead album "American Beauty." October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Grateful Dead was an American psychedelia-influenced rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Kingfish is used as the vernacular name of a variety of fish: King mackerel Scomberomorus cavalla (several) Kingcroakers Menticirrhus spp. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... The Grateful Dead was an American psychedelia-influenced rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The Grateful Dead was an American psychedelia-influenced rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco. ...


Weir was born in San Francisco, CA and raised by his adoptive parents in the suburb of Atherton. He began playing guitar at age thirteen after less successful experimenting with the piano and the trumpet. He had trouble in school because of undiagnosed dyslexia and was expelled from nearly every school he attended. One of the many schools he attended was Fountain Valley School in Colorado, where he befriended John Perry Barlow, who would become one of the two main lyricists for the Grateful Dead (along with Robert Hunter). This article is about the city in California. ... Atherton is a town in San Mateo County, California, United States. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Fountain Valley School is a 4-year college preparatory school in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... John Perry Barlow (born Jackson Hole, Wyoming, October 3, 1947) is an American poet, essayist, retired Wyoming cattle rancher, and former lyricist for the Grateful Dead. ... Robert Hunter may refer to: In politics: General Robert Hunter (1664/1666–1734), Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Colony, Governor of New York, New Jersey, Jamaica Robert C. Hunter (born 1944), U.S. judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals Robert E. Hunter, U.S. Ambassador to NATO Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter...


On New Year's Eve, 1963, 16-year-old Weir and another underage friend were wandering the back alleys of Palo Alto, looking for a club that would admit them, when they heard banjo music. They followed the music to its source, "Dana Morgan's Music Store," where a young Jerry Garcia, oblivious to the date, was waiting on his students to arrive. Weir and Garcia spent the night playing music together and then decided to form a band. The band they formed was Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions, which became the Warlocks, and then the Grateful Dead. New Years Eve is a celebration held the day before New Years Day, on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Downtown Palo Alto Palo Alto is a city in Santa Clara County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, USA. Palo Alto is located at the northern end of the Silicon Valley, and is home to Stanford University (which is technically located in an adjacent area — Stanford, California), and... Jerome John Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was famous as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead, though his extensive career involved many other projects. ... Jerry Garcia later in life Grateful Dead was an American rock band, which was formed in 1965 in San Francisco from the remnants of another band, Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions. ... For other meanings of the term, see warlock (disambiguation). ...


In the Grateful Dead, he played rhythm guitar and also split vocals with Jerry Garcia. In the late 70's, he began to experiment with slide guitar techniques, and to this day plays a mixture of classic blues slide but with his own rhythmic sensibility. His unique guitar style is strongly influenced by the hard bop pianist McCoy Tyner and he has cited artists as diverse as John Coltrane, the Rev. Gary Davis and Igor Stravinsky as influences. Jerome John Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was famous as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead, though his extensive career involved many other projects. ... McCoy Tyner Alfred McCoy Tyner (born December 11, 1938), commonly known as McCoy Tyner, is a jazz pianist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for his work with the John Coltrane Quartet. ... Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (Russian: И́горь Фёдорович Страви́нский Igor Fjodorovič Stravinskij) (June 17, 1882 – April 6, 1971) was a Russian-born composer of modern classical music. ...


Shortly before Garcia's death in 1995, Weir formed another band, "Ratdog Revue," later shortened to Ratdog, which is now his primary band. As of May 11, 2006, Weir had performed approximately 500 shows with Ratdog. In 1998, Weir joined forces with other former members of the Grateful Dead (Phil Lesh, and Mickey Hart) to tour as "The Other Ones." In 2000, Weir toured with Hart, and original Grateful Dead drummer Billy Kreutzmann, but not Phil Lesh, to once again tour as "The Other Ones." In 2002, a similar conglomeration of musicians consisting of Weir, Lesh, Hart, and Kreutzmann, aided and abetted by other musicians, dropped the "The Other Ones" name and billed themselves as "The Dead." 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ratdog, also known as Bob Weir and Ratdog, is an American rock band. ... Ratdog, also known as Bob Weir and Ratdog, is an American rock band. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Other Ones (1998-2002) was a band formed by the surviving members (Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir) of the Grateful Dead after the 1995 death of Jerry Garcia. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Known for his raspy, deeper tone, Weir sings covers by Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry and Willie Dixon while also performing many of his own songs. Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and poet whose enduring contributions to American song are often compared, in fame and influence, to those of Stephen Foster, Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and Hank Williams. ... Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born October 18, 1926 in St. ... Willie Dixons style of blues was one of the inspirations for a new generation of music, rock and roll. ...


On July 15, 1999 he married Natascha Muenter. They have two daughters, Shala Monet Weir and Chloe Kaelia Weir. July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


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Bob Weir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (422 words)
Weir was born in San Francisco, California and grew up in the suburb of Atherton, California.
Weir has a unique guitar style--his greatest influence is the hard bop pianist McCoy Tyner.
Weir also joined with other former members of the Grateful Dead to tour as "The Other Ones", later renamed "The Dead." He also plays in many benefits with Bruce Hornsby and friends.
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